RE: tonsils

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From:"Kellar, Eric" <kellarec@msx.upmc.edu> (by way of histonet)
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Yes indeed, pigs do have tonsils and they contain quite a collection of
assorted bacteria and viruses.
Swabbing a pigs tonsils is a challenge for obtaining cultures. They also
contribute to their distinctive snort but,
they do not affect the way they fly.



Eric C. Kellar
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


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> From: 	kevin gibbon[SMTP:gibbowax@uniserve.com]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, November 03, 1999 11:27 PM
> To: 	Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
> Subject: 	tonsils
>
> Hi everyone,
> 	someone asked me a couple of weeks ago if pigs had tonsils, I don't
> know
> so I wondered if anyone out in Histoland knows for definite if they do or
> they don't.
>
> Thanks
>
> Kevin Gibbon
> Wax-it Histology Services
>
>




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